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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 21 2019

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit continued its month long High Risk Driving Provincial Campaign by taking a pair of impaired drivers off the road said Sergeant Chad Badry in a media release Tuesday.

Badry said one impaired driver was netted while officers were enforcing a school zone speed limit in Warfield and another on the long weekend illegally towing a broken down vehicle.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

The early morning hours of May 20 saw fire crews respond to two apparently suspicious fires in a four-plex in Trail.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 2:39 a.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:43 a.m.

“The first arriving engine with three firefighters (was) met with multiple fires (at 1406 4 Ave.),” Ferraby said. “The duty crew (was) able to contain the fire until more crews arrived.”

Ultimately, four Warfield firefighters and nine Trail firefighters attended the blaze, which was deemed under control by 3:14 a.m.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 20 2019

Big White Resort may soon be boasting a non-medicinal cannabis store in the near future, according to a press release issued last week by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) regarding their April 24 regular meeting.

“The Board supported the application by Monashee Mountain Cannabis for a proposed non-medical cannabis retail store at Big White Resort,” the release read.

“The application was referred by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) to the RDKB for review and comment.”

By Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ request to reduce the blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men from one year to three months.

The change will take effect across the country on June 3, 2019. Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, Québec’s blood operator, will make the change at the same time.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 19 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have added a pair of members to their hockey staff, bringing on Jeff Urekar as the team’s Assistant General Manager while Sean Murray joins the organization as the team’s goaltending coach. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday May 19 2019

The RCMP's advanced driver training course was without a doubt the most fun of any course many of the participants had taken in their service. We used an inactive runway at the Boundary Bay airport in Delta and a collection of well used Crown Victoria police interceptors to polish our driving skills. Contrary to what you might think, this was not a high speed driving situation as we never got going faster than about 65 km/h.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 16 2019

Emergency officials at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Program are currently monitoring river levels forecasted to rise quickly in the Boundary.

Environment Canada is calling for between 15 and 30 millimeters of rain are expected in the region over the next 48 hours.

“After such a long stretch of sunny weather, we just want residents to be aware that there may be a rapid rise in stream and river levels and muddy water that contains debris lifted from banks and channels,” said Mark Stephens, Interim Manager of Emergency Programs at the RDKB.

By Bob Hall on Thursday May 16 2019

Employment opportunities in today’s digital environment are abundant and a new Selkirk College program aims to prepare learners for a rewarding career vital in the foundation of tech.

The eight-month Web Development Program launches in September 2019 where students will be provided the tools to enter a field where demand is high. The certificate program gives graduates the skills and knowledge required to start a career as a full stack web application developer.

By Contributor on Thursday May 16 2019

Ed. note: The following is a press release issued by Toward The Heart, the harm reduction arm of the BC Centre for Disease Control:

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 16 2019

It didn’t take long for the city to determine the fate of an application for a fourth recreational cannabis business for downtown.

In fact, council did not even have to debate the matter of Quadz Cannabis’ application for 752 Vernon St., which could have put the city at two cannabis enterprises over the allotted two for the downtown.

A city staff report recommended denying the application for several reasons, including the downtown zone cap having been reached.

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